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Best vitelliform macular dystrophy


Other Names for this Disease
  • Best disease
  • Best macular dystrophy
  • BMD
  • BVMD
  • Early-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy
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  • I'm a 29 yr old male. I made an appointment with a retina specialist because lines appear to look wavy. My doctor said it looks like Best disease but he is not 100% sure. Can it be something else? Is their another illness that's similar to Best? Click here for answer

  • My girlfriend has Best vitelliform macular dystrophy and I feel helpless because she tells me there is nothing anyone could do. Are there any clinical trials or research studies for this type of disease? Is there any treatment that can help? Also, can you go completely blind from this condition? Click here for answer

  • My friend has Best disease in his right eye. His vision in this eye is quite stable, although he sees a black spot wherever he focuses. Will his vision remain the same or it can it deteriorate? Is there any way to improve his vision? What are the chances of his left eye also developing Best disease?  Click here for answer

  • Can you provide updated information about Best vitelliform macular dystrophy? Are there support organizations or chat rooms that I can visit to connect with others with this diagnosis?  Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Best disease
  • Best macular dystrophy
  • BMD
  • BVMD
  • Early-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.